So I was bored!
Over the last month or two I’ve been messing with a C# version of Wizz RSS News Reader. Yeah, yeah, label me a Firefox traitor. Maybe if more people developed open source stuff for Microsoft environments, it might open the eyes of the sightless
Actually, while I’ve been messing with the code, I have noticed an encouraging trend: There seem to be less people, able of slapping together a few lines of code in Visual Studio (Affectionately known as “The ugly turd”), who feel they should put a price on their efforts.
Anyway, I’ve kinda slapped together a very rough beta. It still needs loads of work and lots of bits ‘n pieces aren’t working yet, but I was hoping to get some feedback on what has been done so far. So, for what it’s worth, here it is: -
Oh! You can ignore all of the legal sounding crap in the installer. That’s just typical Microsoft “We’ll sue your pants off” junk, which is the default wording used in a Setup and Deployment project. I’ll change the wording to something more sensible in the future.
Requirements for installation:
1) The C# version of Wizz RSS ties into msfeeds.dll (It really pisses me off that within a managed environment like Dot Net, Microsoft still forces us to tie into friggin’ COM crap!) which ships with IE 7. So you’ll need to have IE 7 installed.
2) Being a C# application, it obviously also need the Dot Net framework. It should work on Dot Net 2.0 and greater.
After installation you should end up with an icon on your desktop that looks like this: -
And here are a few screenshots (Click ‘em to view full size image) of what you can expect when it’s running (If it runs): -